Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Navy.

NO BACKPACKS on ship tours - full guidelines below

Ship Tours

All ship tours are free of charge

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ship Tours

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ship Tours

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ship Tours

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, October 5, 2018

Parade of Ships

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The annual SFFW Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, 05 October 2018

The SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” will be the first ship under the GG Bridge at 11:00 AM

Attendees of a ship display tour the bow of the USS Stockdale on Pier 80 as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2015, Oct. 10. SFFW 15’ is a week-long event that blends a unique training and education program, bringing together key civilian emergency responders and Naval crisis-response forces to exchange best practices focused on humanitarian assistance disaster relief with particular emphasis on defense support to civil authorities.

Conduct During Shipboard Tours

The public is encouraged to attend tours and interact with Sailors, Coasties and Marines.

When touring the ships, visitors are encouraged to bring as few items as possible when arriving for their tour and are recommended to wear flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes. High heel shoes are not permitted.

No pre-registration or RSVP is required; visitation to all participating San Francisco Fleet Week vessels is on a first come, first served basis.

All persons visiting the ships 18 years of age and over are required to show a valid state/federal government issued photo identification card.

Tours may not be appropriate for those with certain medical conditions. There are steep ladders (stairways) to climb and uneven surfaces to traverse during a ship tour, and thus, tours may be difficult for parents carrying young children

Failure to consent to screening and inspection will result in denial of authorization to enter the property

Valid U.S. Government issued photo I.D. required for EACH person 18 and over (i.e. Driver's License or passport).  Entry without I.D. is prohibited.

Minors (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

No children under the age of 7.

Open-toe shoes are not recommended.

Stroller parking is not available.

All visitors will remain with the tour guide at all times and will not deviate from the dedicated tour route.

Report any suspicious activity immediately to any military or police personnel.

Prohibited Items

  • Illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia, including marijuana
  • Smoking, dipping, or chewing gum while onboard USN Ships or within 100FT of watch standers
  • Food and drinks, including ice chests and coolers
  • Pets (including service animals)
  • Glass containers
  • Guns, knives, clubs, or weapons of any kind
  • Large backpacks, oversized camera bags, or large purses
  • Skateboards/bicycles/scooters
  • Gang-related clothing
  • Special consideration will be given to items that accompany small children, handicapped, and/or elderly visitors
  • Defensive chemicals or sprays, including mace, pepper spray, and aerosol spray cans
  • Fireworks, flammable liquids or other explosives
  • Large bags, large purses, including backpacks, and large camera bags.

All personnel are screened and all bags are searched before entering the pier.


Due to security reasons, all such items will not be permitted to remain on or near the pier areas.

For security reasons, all such items will be removed from the pier and may be searched or otherwise disposed of.


Required Visitor Conduct

All visitors must abide by these guidelines